What a messy situation.
On Tuesday, Ivana Trump slammed a story that claimed her former spouse, Donald Trump, raped her after a horrific physical assault. The denial comes on the heels of disgusting comments made by Donald's top advisor, Michael Cohen, who threatened The Daily Beast and incorrectly stated that one cannot rape their spouse.
In fact, marital rape has been a CRIME in all 50 states since 1993.
As for Ivana's retraction, the former Mrs.Trump stated:
"I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years ago at a time of very high tension during my divorce from Donald. The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president," Ivana Trump said in the statement, which was verified by the Trump campaign."
While we really hope the 66-year-old is telling the truth, we find the timing of her denial interesting. Also, the fact that Cohen was extremely aggressive and threatening towards the publication makes us wonder if he did the same to the socialite.
Regardless of what happened, the whole situation is disturbing and we hope Mr. Trump is now aware that spousal rape IS a crime!
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